IMG_7712(Qantas B737-800 VH-VXQ ‘Retro Roo II’ arriving in Adelaide for the 1st time) Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas B737-800 VH-VXQ now nicknamed ‘Retro Roo II’ made its 1st visit tin its new livery arriving from Sydney as ‘QF743‘ at 19.55. After spending the night, the aircraft departed at 07.10 the next day bound for Brisbane as ‘QF660‘.

VXQ now wears the Qantas livery which the airline used on its B707’s from 1959-1961 when the airline revolutionised Long haul travel.

Comlux Malta A319CJ 9H-AVK (1st Visit)

(Comlux Malta A319CJ 9H-AVK sitting at Bay 101 for its stay in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Comlux Malta A319CJ 9H-AVK arrived ex. Sydney at 14.55hrs as ‘LuxMalta 26‘. After spending a couple days in Adelaide the aircraft departed back to Sydney on 22/11/15 at 14.20hrs using the same callsign.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This aircraft is being used by Rock Band AC/DC for their tour around Australia.

Gulfstream 450 N903G (1st visit)


(Canal Air LLC owned Gulfstream 450 N903G sitting at its parking area awaiting its departure) Photo by Stefan P  (Copyright 2015)

Canal Air LLC owned Gulfstream 450 N903G arrived ex. Melbourne-Essendon Airport at 10.40hrs. The aircraft ngiht stopped in Adelaide before departing to Singapore the following day at 08.40hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide

Jetstar A320 VH-VFV ‘Sunglass Hut’ Decals (1st Visit)


(Jetstar A320 VH-VFV sitting on the Lay over bay at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Jetstar A320-232 VH-VFV arrived ex. Brisbane as ‘JQ784′ at 16.20hrs. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing the next morning at 06.35hrs as ‘JQ771′.

The aircraft has had special decals applied promoting glasses chain ‘Sunglass Hut’ and the upcoming Australian summer.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFU (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFU arrived from Alice Springs at 13.00hrs at ‘VA1740‘. The aircraft then departed back to Alice Springs at 14.00hrs as ‘VA1741‘.

This was YFU’s 1st visit to Adelaide since entering service with the airline on 24/10/15.

Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB (1st visit)



(Executive Airlines Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB sitting at Bay 101 on its visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Executive Airlines Gulfstream 650 ZK-KFB arrived ex. Sydney at 01.15hrs. The aircraft stayed in Adelaide for a couple of days before departing to Perth at 23.00hrs on 28/10/15.

This was KFB’s 1st visit to Adelaide as a G650. KFB has visited previously when it was worn on a Gulfstream 4 and 550. This was also the 2nd visit of a Gulfstream 650 to Adelaide. This visit by ZK-KFB was to carry seventies band Fleetwood Mac around the country for their current tour.

Double A380’s in Adelaide

A piece of history was witnessed in Adelaide this evening with not 1 but 2 A380’s paying Adelaide a visit due to bad weather in Melbourne.



(Qantas A380 VH-OQD pulling into Bay 28R after diverting to Adelaide from Melbourne as ‘QF10′)




(Qantas A380 VH-OQD on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas A380 VH-OQD operating ‘Qantas 10 Super’ from (London)- Dubai- Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.25hrs. After refueling the aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 22.30hrs using the same flight number.

This was OQD’s 2nd visit to Adelaide in the space of 3 weeks, with the same aircraft diverting to Adelaide on 18/9/15 operating the same flight.


(Emirates A380 A6-EEH tuning into the apron area after sitting by the end of the runway waiting for a bay)



(Emirates A380 A6-EEH taxiing for departure bound for its short hop back to Melbourne)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)


Emirates A380 A6-EEH operating ‘Emirates 407 Super’ from Auckland-Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.40hrs. After sitting down the end of the runway for almost 1hr, the aircraft finally manged to get a bay and get refueled, ‘Emirates 407 Super‘ departed at 23.40hrs back to Melbourne.

This was EEH’s 1st visit to Adelaide, the 2nd Emirates A380 to visit Adelaide (A6-EDC visited back in 21/2/13), it was also the 1st A6-EE* block of aircraft in the Emirates fleet to visit Adelaide,

Gulfstream 550 N344RS (1st Visit)


(Gulfstream 550 N344RS taxiing to its parking area after arriving from Sydney) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Locheed Martin operated Gulfstream 550 N344RS arrived at 08.40hrs from Sydney. After night stopping in Adelaide, the aircraft departed on 9/10/15 to Honolulu at 07.00hrs.

This was N344RS’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

Falcon 2000 VH-FJO makes a visit (1st Visit)


(Sydney Jet Charter operator Flacon 2000 VH-FJO taxiing to its parking area after arriving from Pt. Augusta) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

 Sydney Jet Charter operator Flacon 2000 VH-FJO arrived from Pt. Augusta at 16.20hrs. The aaircraft ond departed at 10.00hrs to Parkes, NSW.
 This was FJO’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st Falcon 2000 to visit Adelaide in 2015.

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 diverts to Adelaide



(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 arriving on Rwy.23 after diverting to Adelaide due to bad weather in Perth)



(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 taxiing to the bay after diverting to Adelaide whilst en-route Guangzhou-Perth)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 operating ‘CZ319‘ from Guangzhou- Perth arrived into Adelaide at 11.55hrs due to thick fog blanketing Perth. After spending a little bit of time in Adelaide and a quick refuel the aircraft departed back to Perth at 13.15hrs.

This was the 1st visit of B-2735 to Adelaide, it was alost the 2nd visit of B787-8 to Adelaide. However it was the 3rd visit by a B787 to Adelaide, the 1st was Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE back in November 2014 and 2nd was China Southern B787-8 B-2372 on 5/7/15.